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Farahnaz Karim-Cooper


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    Research interests (short)

    My research interests are in Shakespeare, early modern drama and performance, Shakespearean theatre history, critical race studies, feminist approaches to Shakespeare

    Biographical details

    As Head of Higher Education & Research at Shakespeare's Globe I lead research, scholarship and university programmes, and have been the Globe convenor of the KCL/Globe MA in Shakespeare Studies since 2004. I chair the Architecture Research Group which led the research into the designs and construction of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I directed the Shakespeare and Race festival at the Globe in 2018 and the Woman and Power Festival in 2019. I have served on the board of trustees for the Shakespeare Association of America for three years and am now incoming Vice-President. I am a member of the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute and serve as Series Editor for two monograph series for Arden/Bloomsbury.

    Education/Academic qualification

    English Literature, Doctor of Philosophy, Shakespeare, Cosmetics and Drama, Royal Holloway, University of London

    1 Jan 199815 Feb 2003

    Award Date: 15 Apr 2003

    Milton and His Age, Master of Arts, Satan and Shakespearean Tragedy, Royal Holloway, University of London

    15 Sept 199515 Nov 1996

    Award Date: 15 Nov 1996

    External positions

    Head of Higher Education & Research , Shakespeare's Globe

    16 Aug 2004 → …


    • PR English literature
    • Shakespeare
    • race/ racialisation
    • Theatre Studies
    • Performance


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